EUROCAR - Partner profile
A JOURNEY IS LIKE MARRIAGE
THE CERTAIN WAY TO BE WRONG IS TO THINK YOU CONTROL IT
More than 45 years of superior customer service.
Back in 1966 the company started with only five cars at one location in northern Iceland.Today Europcar is by far the largest car rental company in Iceland with fleet of more than 3000 vehicles and 20 rental locations all around the island.
Superior and personal customer service, flexible agent network and a broad fleet of well maintained vehicles makes Europcar the number one choice when renting a car in Iceland.With an outstanding team of motivated car rental experts Europcar has built an unmatched reputation through the decades, something that can´t be bought in this industry. Maybe the best advertisement of all is the many returning and satisfied customers.Renting one-way is easy with these many rental locations to choose from around Iceland. The biggest rental stations are in central Reykjavik and at the International Airport in Keflavík but the head office of the company and reservations centre is in Akureyri which often is called the capital of the north. It is convinient to book online here on our website and pick up your rental car at any of our locations or we can pick-you-up from your hotel / guesthouse free of charge within city limits.Bílaleiga Akureyrar - Europcar is the first and only car rental in Iceland to claim certification according to the ISO9001 quality standard and the ISO14001 environmental standard.
Ecological and Sustainable philosophy
Our determination to conribute to protection and preservation of the environment shows in the fact the we are the first and only car rental in Iceland to claim certification according to the ISO14001 environmental standard.
The managers of Bilaleiga Akureyrar - Europcar Franchisee in Iceland are well aware of the negative effect cars have on the environment and are prepared to contribute to reducing this effect as much as possible. We aim to improve the utilization of natural resources and thus promote sustainable development. For this purpose the company is determined to enhance constant reformation in environmental matters in order to reduce the negative influence which the operation of a car rental firm has on the environment. Our determination to contribute to protection and preservation of the environment shows in the fact the we are the first and only car rental in Iceland to claim certification according to the ISO14001 environmental standard and ISO9001 quality standard.
Bilaleiga Akureyrar - Europcar intends to:
Ensure that the staff are trained and informed about the environmental policy of the company and that laws and regulations about environmental matters are always followed.
Reduce emissions from the company’s fleet. This will be done by taking CO2 emissions into consideration when new cars are purchased.
Sort the company’s waste and encourage the staff to utilize raw materials better and to re-use whenever possible.
Promote monitoring of the environment according to ISO 14001
Inform its customers about energy efficient driving and consideration for the country’s nature.
Keep green accounts and issue an annual environmental report to advise the public on the status of environmental affairs within the company.
Support re-vegetation projects in Iceland.
...to direct involvement the company’s management hopes to set a good example in environmental matters to encourage other companies in the travel industry, institutions and the general public to emphasize the preservation of the environment and sustainable development. It is our duty to take responsibility and consider the future of the next generations.
Green Driving Tips
You CAN make a difference!
As stated in our environmental platform, one of our objectives is to reduce emissions from the company´s car fleet. With regular maintaining and service, we keep our vehicles operating at peak efficiency. By following the „green“ driving tips below, you can improve your fuel economy and help us to reduce the negative environmental influence and create a greener future.
Plan routes and consolidate your trips:
Whether going for a longer vacation or a quick trip, plan out your routes in advance to avoid heavy traffic periods and areas. If rush hour or road construction leads to traffic jams and stop-and-go driving, sometimes, the longer route can consume less fuel than a shorter one. So plan your routes to enable you to bypass congested routes and lead to fewer start-ups and less stop-and-go driving. Try to combine several short trips into one to save fuel and cut down on pollution. Warmed-up engines produce lower emissions.
Lighten your load and reduce drag:
The more weight a car carries, the lower its fuel economy will be. Only pack what you need for vacations (including emergency items), and remove items that are not needed. Remove unneeded roof boxes, trailers and other items from your vehicle that cause wind resistance. These simple steps can cut significant weight and reduce drag, enabling your car to use less fuel.
Avoid quick starts, reduce your speed and keep the RPMs down:
A smooth, steady speed improves your fuel economy, saves gasoline and reduces wear and tear on the engine, tires, transmission and brakes. As speed increases, so does drag. So, driving at higher speeds will reduce your fuel economy. Avoid quick starts. Putting the pedal to the metal when the stoplight turns green, increases your vehicle’s RPM level and lowers your fuel efficiency. Staying at or a bit below the speed limit and watching your RPMs can have a big impact on the environment and can lower your fuel cost. For every 15 km per hour you reduce speed, you can improve your fuel economy by 10 – 15%.
Think ahead in traffic:
Try to anticipate stops and let your vehicle coast down as much as possible. Avoid the increased pollution, wasted gas and wear on your brakes created by accelerating hard and braking hard. Be smart as you navigate your way through traffic. Create space from the car in front of you and look ahead for any potential.
Keep a recommended air pressure in your tires:
Maintaining recommended tire pressure can improve fuel economy as much as 6 percent. Over time, tires lose air pressure and as the air pressure decreases, rolling resistance increases and that makes your vehicle less fuel efficient. Recommended air pressure for your tires is shown in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.